Robert J. Sawyer





Robert J. Sawyer


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in Ottawa, Canada
April 29, 1960

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Robert J. Sawyer is one of Canada's best known and most successful science fiction writers. He is the only Canadian (and one of only 7 writers in the world) to have won all three of the top international awards for science fiction: the 1995 Nebula Award for The Terminal Experiment, the 2003 Hugo Award for Hominids, and the 2006 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Mindscan.
Robert Sawyer grew up in Toronto, the son of two university professors. He credits two of his favourite shows from the late 1960s and early 1970s, Search and Star Trek, with teaching him some of the fundamentals of the science-fiction craft. Sawyer was obsessed with outer space from a young age, and he vividly remembers watching the televised Apollo missions. He claims to
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Twenty years ago tonight, on April 27, 1996, my life changed forever. Aboard the Queen Mary at Long Beach, California, Sheila Finch presented me with the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s Nebula Award for best novel of the year, for The Terminal Experiment.

As my editor John Douglas said at the afterparty, “You’ve gone overnight from being a promising newcomer to an established...

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Hominids (Neanderthal Paral...

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Flashforward

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Calculating God

3.83 avg rating — 6,332 ratings — published 2000 — 22 editions
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WWW: Wake (WWW, #1)

3.80 avg rating — 6,129 ratings — published 2009 — 32 editions
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Humans (Neanderthal Paralla...

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WWW: Watch (WWW, #2)

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Hybrids (Neanderthal Parall...

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The Terminal Experiment

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Rollback

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“Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.”
Robert J. Sawyer, Calculating God

“There is no indisputable proof for the big bang," said Hollus. "And there is none for evolution. And yet you accept those. Why hold the question of whether there is a creator to a higher standard?”
Robert J. Sawyer, Calculating God

“Naturally, one does not normally discuss plans to commit murder with the intended victim.”
Robert J. Sawyer, Flashforward

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